The fans were hoping for a potential repeat of signing big names as Arsene did in the September of 2013 by signing the highly rated number 10 Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid. But sadly the January transfer window didn’t go as well for them as they only managed to sign Kallstrom who unluckily got injured for the major part of his loan spell.
The Swedish midfielder was probably not needed at the club, but Arsene Wenger was keen on bringing in the Spartak Moscow man to add some depth to the club – so snapped him up on loan until the end of the season.
And it has not been a very successful spell at the club.
Kallstrom was injured from the get-go, and a serious back injury saw him on the medics table for the majority of his stay.
The 31-year-old has played just 135 minutes of football for the Gunners in his six month spell and despite impressing when he has featured – it is probably not enough to convince anyone he has been nothing short of a flop.
Wenger said, “He is on loan, so he belongs to Moscow and will go back to Moscow.”